§ Mr. Pickthall
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who will meet the bill for the refurbishment of Clarence House; and what the total cost will be to public funds. 
§ Dr. Howells
Detailed surveys are currently taking place to ascertain the extent of the Clarence House refurbishment works, which include work on fire compartmentation, automatic fire detection, upgrade of electrical and mechanical services and some redecoration. It is not possible to provide a firm estimate of the cost of the refurbishment until the completion of these surveys. The refurbishment will be funded from the current level of grant in aid for the maintenance of the Occupied Royal Palaces.